Solar Twins (band)

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Solar Twins
Origin England, UK
Genres Electronica
Labels Warner Bros. Records / Wea / Maverick Records

Solar Twins are an English electronica duo with Joanna Stevens (vocals) and David Norland (producer/all instruments/vocals).

Solar Twins were signed by Guy Oseary at Maverick Records after playing at Viper Room. They are known for their version of Rock the Casbah, found on the soundtrack to the movie Brokedown Palace. They made one album, and split after attempting a second, thwarted by insurmountable creative differences.


  • Solar Twins (1999)
    1. "Puppet"
    2. "Nightfall"
    3. "Better Life"
    4. "Alleluias"
    5. "Rock The Casbah" — 3:42 (covering The Clash)
    6. "Living Your Dream"
    7. "Earthbound"
    8. "Astral Hymn"
    9. "Out There"
    10. "Splintered"
    11. "Cybersadhu"
    12. "Swayambhu" (featured on the soundtrack of The Next Best Thing)

Further careers[edit]

David Norland moved into composition for television and film, as well as producing other artists. His record label Apparent is home to UK electropop act Frankmusik and other forward-looking pop acts.

He recently composed the score for the critically acclaimed movie Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Other appearances[edit]

Joanna Stevens also provides vocals for the following projects:

  • Delerium
    • Tracks: "Myth" and "A Poem for Byzantium" on Poem
  • Conjure One
    • Tracks: "Manic Star" (background/additional only), "Premonition (Reprise)" on Conjure One
    • Tracks: "Pilgrimage" and "Dying Light" on Extraordinary Ways
  • Paradise Lost
  • Sleepthief
    • Tracks: "Here I confess" and "Ariadne (The Dividing Sea)" on Labyrinthine Heart
    • Tracks: "This Means War" as a single from the forthcoming third album.